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Halo TV show's first look trailer premieres live at The Game Awards

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What you need to know

  • The Halo TV show's first look trailer will premiere at The Game Awards 2021 show on Thursday Dec. 9, 2021.
  • The trailer will be shown at 5 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. ET.
  • The new trailer is being released just a day after the global launch of Halo Infinite on Xbox and PC.

It has been announced on the official The Game Awards Twitter account that the first look trailer for the live-action Halo TV show will premiere live during The Game Awards 2021 show on Thursday Dec. 9, 2021. The trailer will be shown at 5 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. ET, and is expected to broadly introduce fans to the show's characters and basic plot threads. It will also be the first time we see the show's visual and audio effects in action.

Details about the Halo TV show have been relatively scarce until now, but there's a decent amount of information that has been revealed in the past. We know that Pablo Schreiber has been cast as the Master Chief and that Jen Taylor (of Halo video game fame) has been cast as Cortana, and we also know that the show will take place during the Human-Covenant War. It's also known that the show will feature a human child being raised by the Covenant. Additionally, Halo game developer 343 Industries has shown fans a close look at the production's props.

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The Halo TV show is expected to release in early 2022 and will be available exclusively through the Paramount+ streaming service. The show was originally planned to air on Showtime, but it was moved to Paramount+ earlier in 2021.

Notably, this new trailer is arriving just a day after the global launch of the Halo Infinite campaign and the Halo Infinite multiplayer experience. The campaign costs $60, while the multiplayer is free-to-play. Both the campaign and multiplayer are available on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One consoles, and Windows PCs.

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.